My Cause My Cleats: Spencer Drango
Spencer Drango was a fifth-grader when he discovered he was dyslexic. The second-year offensive lineman will shine on a light on the Dyslexia Foundation, painting the learning disorder as a metaphor in overcoming obstacles throughout life.
Denzel Ward named Cleveland Browns 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year
Defensive back Denzel Ward has been named the Cleveland Browns 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year. The award recognizes the NFL's best players for their performance on the field and their dedication to the community.
Arby's Foundation presents Stay in the Game! Network with $100,000 grant
Through the Stay in the Game! Network, the Cleveland Browns Foundation and Arby's Foundation celebrated Maple Heights City School District and John F. Kennedy Elementary School's faculty, teachers and students for their commitment to improving attendance and student engagement. During the event, the Arby's Foundation presented the Stay in the Game! Network with a $100,000 grant to support attendance interventions at multiple partner school districts, including Maple Heights City school district, that keep students in school and learning.
Cleveland Browns Virtual University Hospitals Visit
Cleveland Browns players Myles Garrett and Sione Takitaki visited University Hospitals to visit with patients to show their support and brighten spirits.
Cleveland Browns Virtual University Hospitals Visit
The Cleveland Browns visited University Hospitals to visit with patients to show their support and brighten spirits.
Browns partner with Women's Football Alliance for a free all-girls Football Clinic
The Cleveland Browns teamed up with the Women's Football Alliance to host a free all-girls football clinic in Canton, Ohio on July 23rd. The participants, ranging from middle school to high school, engaged in a variety of football drills taught by All-Americans from the Women's Football Alliance.
Under the Bright Lights
The new Cleveland Browns Youth Football Camp – "Under the Bright Lights", in association with University Hospitals, is designed to introduce young players to the basics of offensive and defensive football. This non-contact instructional camp will concentrate on the fundamentals of each position and the skills that go along with the game. Participants will get the opportunity to be coached by local high school coaches, participate in challenges and experience once-in-a-lifetime activities "Under the Bright Lights" at FirstEnergy Stadium
The Cleveland Browns take a trip to Obetz, Ohio for a Youth Football Camp
The Cleveland Browns' commitment to spreading the joy and excitement of football made its way down to Obetz, Ohio for the Fortress Obetz Youth Football Camp on June 23, 2021. The suburb of Columbus enjoyed the football camp composed of skills and drills to learn the game, as well as flag football to put those skills to the test. Visit clevelandbrowns.com/community/youth-football to stay up to date on camp schedules and register.
Browns Youth Football Camp helps promote a more diverse future for football
The Cleveland Browns Youth Football Camp Series, in association with University Hospitals, hosted more than 250 participants at FirstEnergy Stadium over the course of 3 days. Boys and girls between the ages of 7-13 participated in football skill building drills and flag football games.
Hanford Dixon and Frank Stams lead Legends Clinic
Cleveland Browns alumni Hanford Dixon and Frank Stams participated in and led drills at the Cleveland Browns Legends Clinic on June 4, 2021. The alumni shared their professional experiences and taught proper technique to the youth participants.
Kevin Stefanski expresses importance of teamwork in the community at Zelma George Recreation Center
Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski took a trip to Zelma George Recreation Center to express the importance of teamwork to kids in the community in hopes of building a positive relationship between kids and local police officers.
Browns break ground on 11th field project at Archbishop Hoban High School
The Cleveland Browns and Archbishop Hoban celebrated the implementation of two high-quality synthetic turf fields at Wentz Financial Family Fields, the team's 11th field installment in past five years. Since May of 2016, the Haslam and Johnson families and Browns Give Back have been dedicated to providing Ohio communities with new field surfaces, focused on enhanced educational opportunities by promoting student engagement through youth and high school football, additional sports and other activities.
Chris Rose visits the Cleveland Power of Sport Summit
Chris Rose visited the Cleveland Power of Sport Summit. The Summit's purpose is to celebrate themes of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) that demonstrates the power of sport to be a catalyst for positive change. The Browns' Dee Haslam was there to talk about the Stay in the Game initiative.
Browns facilitate Build The Bridge Chalk Talk
The Cleveland Browns hosted student athletes from Olmsted Falls and Cleveland Heights for a Build The Bridge Chalk Talk session. The students assembled benches together that will be placed in the locker rooms of each school.
Stephen Carlson Tackles Read Across America Day
Tight End Stephen Carlson joined a fourth grade class from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to read a book together and gave them advice to #StayInTheGame by finishing the school year strong.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Donald Bloom
This week's hero is Don Bloom, the head custodian at Akron Public Schools. When the pandemic began, Don not only took on the sole responsibility of cleaning the school to make it safe for students and staff, he also volunteered to pass out breakfast and lunch to kids in the neighborhood that needed help when the school was shut down.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Holly Miller
This week's hero is Holly Miller, the Director of Nursing at Crawford Manor, who gave up her wedding day to care for her patients. Holly works primarily with the elderly in the nursing home and works all hours around the clock to care for them.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Cathy Davis
This week's hero is Cathy Davis, the Administrator for Northern Ohio Recovery Association. Cathy wears many hats and has helped manage to keep the food pantry open during the pandemic, despite the uptick in individuals needing assistance, whether it be from food, mental health or addiction. Cathy mentors the youth by teaching them job skills and helps court appointees reduce their fines by volunteering at NORA. Cathy does a little bit of it all to help those in need.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Nick Frank
This week's hero is Nick Frank, a registered nurse at University Hospitals. When the pandemic began, Nick not only had to deal with COVID-19 at work, but also at home, when his 1.5 year old tested positive for the virus. After his recovery, his wife started showing symptoms and Nick stayed home to take care of the household while his wife recovered. Nick not only helped his family through COVID, but numerous others as well.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Alice Ramser
This week's hero is Alice Ramser, the Director & Treasurer of Audrey's Outreach. Alice helped transition from indoor food & supply donations to a drive-through to keep all participants safe during the pandemic. Alice, from all of us at the Browns, we thank you.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Chris Louis
This week's hero is Chris Louis, a firefighter and paramedic for the Akron Fire Department. Every shift, Chris is put at risk when making house calls, but he and his team follow the necessary protocols to keep both them and their families safe. Chris, from all of us at the Browns, we thank you.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Kelsey Lesniak
This week's hero is Kelsey Lesniak, a Clinical Research Specialist at University Hospitals. When the COIVD-19 pandemic began, Kelsey stepped up to the plate to lead two important clinical trials that helped obtain valuable data to help diagnose, treat and prevent COVID-19.
Tributes at Twilight featuring Jacob Phillips
On Saturday October 17th 2020, as part of the Browns' Crucial Catch initiative, the Browns presented Tributes at Twilight, a visual driving experience at FirstEnergy stadium in partnership with the American Cancer Society. Also, Linebacker Jacob Phillips dedicates a luminary to a loved one.
Browns players talk with high school teams about making a difference
Larry Ogunjobi and Charley Hughlett joined players and coaches from Kirtland and Shaker Heights to talk about making a difference in the community as part of the Build The Bridge initiative. Build the Bridge strives to create a coalition of coaches, players, parents, administration and community members to foster the success of student-athletes through social-emotional, educational, and athletic advancement. The program creates opportunities for all team members to build relationships and mutual respect between diverse communities, regardless of their race, class or creed.
Hats Off To Our Heroes: Matt Keene
Matt Keene has been selected for this week's Hats Off To Our Heroes award. Matt is an assistance manager at Applebee's. Since the pandemic began, Matt and his team wanted to help out in the community and have donated food to first responders, including police officers and fireman.